Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay with a father who was a commercial fisherman, the love of fishing is in his genes. After graduating from High Point University with a degree in entrepreneurship with a concentration in economics, he moved to Alaska and worked as a fly fishing guide for two years while mushing dogs over the winter months. Currently, Jake works at TCO Fly Shop in Boiling Springs store managing the fishing side and also has the title of Head Guide.
Combined with his two seasons in Alaska, he has been a licensed fly fishing guide for roughly a decade now. In the winter months, he travels to do presentations and fly tying demos along the east.
He has multiple fly patterns that have been accepted into the Orvis line up. Many of his flies have been published in books and magazines, the most recent being his Over Easy Sculpin in Eastern Fly Fishing.
Jake’s current guide repertoire consists of smallmouth bass, musky and trout of southeast pa. He specializes in both single day and overnight float trips for smallmouth bass. He has spend countless days fishing gin clear spring creeks and loves to share the sight fishing and stealthy approach it takes to be successful. Jake puts around 200 days a year on the water. One of his guilty pleasures is pike on the fly.